CHICAGO— DJ Johnny Love is just trying to make his friends happy.
"I always see on my Twitter feed friends of mine being like, 'Oh I wish I could get White Castle or Taco Bell right now, but I don't have a car," Love said in a Skype interview from Oklahoma City, where he's DJing shows.
So, he decided to make life a little easier for his grease-craving pals and launched Fetch, a fast food delivery service. The business offers delivery from six fast-food joints — including McDonald's, Burger King and Five Guys — to 12 Chicago area codes, most of which are on the North and West sides. Fetch delivers until 4 a.m. daily for under $6, plus the cost of food.
Love said in a moment of what he hopes is "brilliance," he decided to make his friend's drunken dreams a reality. He said his friends were shocked that this sort of service was possible.
"They can't wrap their heads around it. They're like, 'Wait, this is actually possible? I can't believe it," said Love. "It's pretty good; I've been getting a lot of support."
Although he plans to launch the business in other cities eventually, Chicago was a natural city to test the model, mostly due to his built-in "infrastructure" of bike messenger friends and food delivery guys in his hometown, where he once hosted epic parties at the Jerkstore in Wicker Park.
While he's happy to provide young, drunken partygoers with fast-food delivery, fans of the DJ shouldn't expect a return of his Jerkstore days anytime soon.
"I think I'm too old for that, unfortunately," Love said. "I've been hoping for some new 21-year-old to start doing it."
For more on how Fetch came to be, watch DNAinfo Chicago's interview with Love.